Being a mommy to a toddler means running around all day. As much as I would love to dress up and wear heels during the weekend, most of the time I usually opt for a more casual look. When I am with my little one, my top priority is comfort. It’s tiring enough running behind an almost two year old. With that being said, sometimes I struggle finding an outfit that is casual, comfortable, and “stylish”.
The outfit I share with you today is one I wore for a day at the Los Angeles Zoo a few weeks back. I had initially planned a warmer weather outfit, but Southern California surprised us that weekend with a few rainstorms. After seeing the forecast I decided to wear something a bit more cozy.
For this mommy outfit I decided to go with basic black tights and a beige light knit sweater. Tights are easier to “clean” from my experience haha. Sometimes I struggle choosing a “statement” piece that does not make my “casual” outfit over the top. Also, wearing necklaces around my toddler is difficult. It is almost impossible wearing necklaces without having him pull on it or try to chew it. It concerns me that the material the necklaces are made out of are not the safest for him. Therefore, for this outfit, I decided to go with a dark brown fedora as my statement piece and stay away from jewelry.
Unfortunately, at the end of the day I began to question whether I had really chosen “comfort.” My legs were killing me! To be honest, however, I’m unsure if the pain was due to the boots and their lack of support around my ankles; or the five plus miles we walked. (I did not realize the LA Zoo was that big, yikes!)
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All in all, despite the end of the day tiredness, our day at the zoo was a success. Nick got to see Daniel Tiger for the second time. And of course, he was amazed at all of the animals he saw.
Mommy note: Due to my son’s learning style at the moment, he benefits more from real life exposure than flashcards or paper-like things. Therefore although I can spend hours with him and flashcards, a few hours at the zoo have a bigger impact on his learning. Being able to have him see real live animals definitely taught him a bit more about the noises they make and who the animals really are.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and are looking for something to do, I would definitely recommend the Zoo. Most weekends they hold special events for the little ones, so definitely check out their events page. The weekend we were there they were hosting the PBS Kids Weekend, hence Daniel Tiger.
What is your go-to outfit for casual days out with your little ones? If you’re in the Southern California area, what other places would you recommend for my little one?
XOXO – L.